Why Vets Couldn’t Cure this Ball Python’s Respiratory Infection

Why Vets Couldn’t Cure this Ball Python’s Respiratory Infection


– Hey, what do you think? This set’s kind of a work in progress. I haven’t done any audio testing, so hopefully it doesn’t sound awful, but I’m in a new house, which
I’ll hopefully talk about in a video, and Igive
you a little house tour, and I now have a dedicated room to video. So I went to Target and bought
a bunch of random things to make it look kind of interesting. Maybe I’ll hate them, maybe
I’ll mix it up, but… Maybe not, I might like it. This is Peach, a
approximately two year old pastel ball python that
we got in recently, and I wanted to talk about
his story a little bit. It’s not much of a story, but it’s still pretty interesting. So we got an email from
someone saying that their snake had something that sounded
like a respiratory infection, and they were struggling to
fix it and wanted help with it. We used to not take in animals
that needed a ton of help. I’m being completely transparent. I’m comfortable taking in more now, that might need vet visits
and more expensive treatment and stuff, because I
can do videos on them, and spend the ad revenue
on their vet bills. So I think it’s kind of a win-win, ’cause the animals get
helped, you get some content, and I make a living at the same time, ey. Anyway, what they described sounded just like a respiratory infection. These are very similar in
humans as they are in snakes. You’ll see things like
runny noses, drooling, sneezing, wheezing, um… Other forms of eezing. And overall they’ll
just have a lot of mucus and saliva buildup, and although it’s not a super serious issue, it
can definitely get worse and become more detrimental to the animal. So it’s something that you
want to be proactive about and go ahead and fix as soon as you can. Respiratory infections can
be caused by various things. The biggest that I
probably see is humidity is incorrect in the enclosure. Like, if it’s too high and too humid, it’s gonna cause problems
inside of them. (laughs) If you’re using certain substrates, like if you’re using cedar,
or pine with reptiles, those both release pretty strong fumes that can cause respiratory infections. There’s different little things like that. And there’s lots of little
variables that can affect it, so it can sometimes be kind of difficult to find what the source was. (Peach squeaks) I got to see some
pictures of their set up. He was in like a, it was the
dimensions of a 40 gallon, but shorter, so I don’t know what that is, but I guess a short 40 gallon, so the size seemed fine by
me for his current size. He had the required heights,
the temperature was correct, and although they were using Repticarpet, which I wouldn’t usually
use for a ball python, I can see it working as
long as the humidity’s okay. And I saw their gauge, and like they said, it was right around 60 to 70%, which is the goal for a ball python. So because there weren’t
many things to improve here, they went ahead and
tried to seek treatment. Oftentimes you can treat it yourself through some techniques
that I’ll talk about, but they ended up going to some vets and seeking professional help. If I’m remembering correctly, they went to two different vets, and he went through multiple
series of antibiotics. Now usually, like I said,
a respiratory infection, if it’s simple enough, can be
treated without help like this but they went the full extent
and got antibiotics done. They said it temporarily got
better, and then worse again, so bad to the point that
there was just all sorts of drooling happening. When I got him, he was immediately
bubbling around his mouth and just dripping fluids, and I put him on an enclosure
to kind of show you, and there’s just all of this goopy liquid just seeping out of his mouth and oozing. When we opened his mouth up, which we kind of just
carefully pried it open, and could see down his throat, it was just filled with clear fluid, which was probably mucus saliva. So obviously this looked just
like a respiratory infection. And somehow multiple
full sets of antibiotics were not able to treat the snake. So what was my game plan for this? I’m not a vet, I didn’t… I don’t know if you didn’t, I
don’t know if you knew that, but I’m not, and I’ve been to five different vets now, and I like some of them,
it’s pretty hard to decide. I didn’t know if any of the vets would actually be better
than the vets that they used. They were only located I
think a couple hours away, so who knows if we
might even overlap vets, but the first thing I was going to do was some DIY treatment. This can sound a bit scary to some people. Do it yourself treatment, with an animal, a sick animal, doing it yourself. It can be a pretty scary thought, and it depends on what it is. But for something like
a respiratory infection that’s not killing him in the moment, I was comfortable doing this. And it’s done with VapoRub. This is something used for people too, but there’s basically
a process you can use that I can link below the exact article that I just went through stepwise. Where essentially you don’t
rub it on them or anything, but you get them to inhale it. So I went ahead and
started doing this process. Basically how it goes is
you bring water to a boil, you add some VapoRub to the water, you put the snake in a
small tub with holes, you put the small tub
in a bigger sealed tub, and then you take the VapoRub and put it into that bigger sealed tub next to the tub with the smaller holes. Like I said, you stir the VapoRub
up with the boiling water, which is no longer boiling,
it’s gonna start to cool, but the steam is going to start leaving the container of water and fill up the big tub. You have the ball python
or snake in a smaller tub, so that it doesn’t burn
itself on the boiling water, but it’ll all kind of seep through the holes in the small tub and they’ll continue to inhale it. You check on them every few minutes, and leave them in there
for like 10 to 15 minutes, and then do this every couple days. So that’s what I did. It smelled really good, by the way. The whole house just smelled
like VapoRub every couple days, which I didn’t mind, it
was very minty and fresh. He didn’t seem to mind either, he didn’t react differently
when he was in there, and it went just fine each time. This is not something that’s gonna show immediate changes necessarily, but I only had to do I think it was five, four or five treatments, before he started looking way better. His breathing does still sound off. It kind of sounds like he’s exhaling through a kazoo sometimes. Not always, just occasionally, and I’ve heard it a couple times here. I don’t know if you were able
to pick it up on the mic, but maybe you could hear it. (Peach squeaks) And although there is still
a buildup inside his mouth, it’s no longer dripping or oozing, it’s not coming out of his
nose, there’s no bubbling. It’s not that disgustingness
that it was before. So there’s been clear improvement. The question is whether
that improvement will stick, or if it’s going to come back, and this is where my prediction comes in as to why the vet was unable to fix it with a whole series of antibiotics, while I was able to possibly cure it with some simple DIY stuff
that costs like 15 bucks. My theory goes… Cat urine. (laughs) I had about a 40
minute drive or so home with the ball python, and on the way back, my car ended up smelling like cat pee, and I know what that smells
like, and it’s a strong smell, and it’s a very acidic type of urine. And I talked to the owners quite a bit, they were some of the most
caring owners that I talked to and they clearly did not
want to give this animal up, that they really cared about. Which we see often, there’s been a lot of really
great people that rehome, but these were not the kind of people that were just like,
I’m bored of the animal, I’m dumping it on you. They really went through
everything they could, and this was kind of
like their last resort, so that as they said themselves, they didn’t want to be
selfish in keeping it when they might be able
to get it more treatment. Which, they trusted me with
it, which is great to hear. So my point in adding that disclaimer is, I know that if this theory’s correct, it was not purposeful,
it was not their doing, they would have fixed it if they noticed, but I talked to them a bit, and they had many other animals, and I think that a cat peed
in the 40 gallon. (laughs) I took everything out, and
beneath the reptile carpet, there was this kind of
sticky layer of goop, and it reminded me of cat pee,
and it smelled like cat pee, so I did the awful job of cleaning it out, and by that I mean I made my
assistant Krista clean it out, and then it smelled great. And now he’s doing well. So yeah, I think a cat
peed in the 40 gallon. They treated him, it fixed
the respiratory infection, but there was still pee in the 40 gallon, therefore the infection came back. That’s my full theory. The husbandry is fine. Although I wouldn’t have used Repticarpet, the humidity was fine,
the heating was okay, okay size, he was on a usual diet, he was in, there’s not much else. What other variables are there? Cat pee, I think he… He’s just bothered by
cat pee, I would be too. Is my theory correct? I don’t know. (laughs) It’s not what I would have
expected going into it, but so far it’s the only
thing that’s come to mind, so if you have other predictions, you can leave a comment, maybe I’ll actually read the comments. Who knows, we’ll see. (laughs) I usually read the comments, sometimes. Usually. Until then, though, he’s
been doing quite well. He has not eaten yet, understandably, we’ve been having to bother him a lot, and he’s in a weird temporary tub. One of the great things
about this new house is we truly have a
quarantining system now. We did our best to keep all
the animals separate before, but we were constrained
to only a couple rooms, so quarantining was a little
more difficult at times, which I’m gonna go in more detail into, for once I give a house
tour and everything, and talk about all the changes more. But yeah, it’s actually in this room, there’s just a full shelf with the animals that have higher concern, and then we’re a lot more
careful in-between these animals. We have lots of cleaning
supplies, which we always have, like gloves and cleaners, and paper towel, and it’s really easy stuff to sanitize. It’s like a tub system, so
I’ll show that off shortly. But yeah, I wanted to go
over Peach, the ball python, who has had a really bad
respiratory infection that vets were unable to cure, but little old GoHerping
might have been able to in like, 20 minutes. Which obviously, yes, the
vets could have done it, if they were given the enclosure. I had the upper hand
because we got to actually investigate the tank that
he was in first hand. And just think about how
helpful that would be. Like, if vets came to your
house and saw your enclosure, they’d probably have a lot easier luck finding the root of the source. Maybe it’s completely off, and maybe the respiratory
infection will come back again, and if it does, there’ll
be a Part Two to this. If it doesn’t come back, I’ll probably leave this video as it is, and basically you can assume the respiratory infection’s gone. But you can follow me on Instagram, and I’ll keep doing
updates there at GoHerping. But I think it’s really
interesting little case. I’d love to do more individual videos, more videos on individual animals, and their unique little
things, their little quirks, they’re so quirky with
their random health issues, so I would like to continue doing that. So this is the building set. There’s nothing
reptile-related at this set. It’s so cliche, it’s a
mix of chic and cringe. I like it though, we’ll see. Maybe I’ll mix it up. Give me recommendations on
what I can put behind me, and what I can put on the shelves. Maybe I can just put some
animals on the shelf, I don’t know. But this is ya boy. The pastel ball python that’s hopefully going to heal up well, and that’s that. So as I continue to transition
back into a routine, since I’ve moved and
done a lot other stuff, as you’ve seen from the last video. A lot’s been happening. If you’re interested in an animal, you can go check out EmeraldScales.com. As of uploading this, there
are zero animals on the site. But don’t worry, also
as of recording this, I’m about to put up five boas for sale, of two different species. So you can also follow on Instagram there, at _EmeraldScales, or just
keep watching the videos, and I’ll hopefully show you. I think that’s all I need to plug. This is Peach, I’m Alex,
and thank you for watching. (chilled-out electronic music)

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “Why Vets Couldn’t Cure this Ball Python’s Respiratory Infection

  1. GoHerping says:

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  2. Mirka _ says:

    I wanna have a snake but I also have a cat and he hates literally every creature alive (I love him tho) so I guess now I know, keep his pee out of snake tanks.

  3. Nicole Larkins says:

    I like the shelf a lot, but not the items. You should add plants that are good for bioactive enclosures. It would look nice, and still tie into the theme of your videos 😊

  4. 1softkiss says:

    Excellent video !! One thing I've noticed is people are too quick to stick their snakes into water for dry sheds when there are better safer ways to help with a dry shed instead of exposing a snake to a lot of water and humidity in the event the snake could have minor symptoms or a minor respiratory infection that may go unnoticed because water is the last thing snakes need to be put into with a respiratory infection 🙁 I've found vitamin e oil or olive oil works great for dry sheds without taking the risk of exposing the snake to water that could cause any respiratory infection to get progressively worse.

  5. The Hobbit says:

    Deffo get some good shots of your animals for the walls! A few pictures of some behind you would be awesome!

  6. Thunderous Shore says:

    Welcome to the vlog, that's pretty cool

  7. leetlebob says:

    Are you going to give the python back to the original owner?

  8. JemiQui77 says:

    Awww i love him so much 😭😭😭 peach is a beautiful snake! And alex, you are such a smart dude. Thank you for doing what you do.

  9. JanineBean says:

    Is this a situation where you will be giving the snake back to its original owners or rehoming?

  10. theMadCEHMist says:

    Your theory makes sense. I love my kitty but cat pee is EEEEVIL. It gives ME respiratory issues. Poor little snek. Glad you could vapo rub it better. 🐍❤️

  11. vivienne says:

    Its the SimplyNailogical clock

  12. Tiffonie Baker says:

    My son has been asking for a cat. He also wants a snake. Thanks for the reminder of why Id rather get him a snake 🤣

  13. Tiffany Darkwood says:

    Ok so, stupid question (you will probably laugh, I won't blame you): can snakes get allergic to let's say cats or dogs like people can?

  14. GlitchCityPromo says:

    If it was a virus it wouldn't respond to antibiotics

  15. Holly gibbon says:

    Peach couldn’t afford the gamer girl pee so he had to make do with what he had

  16. Kelicia I says:

    have you tried putting it in rice?

  17. Brenda Patterson says:

    Cat urine is nasty and could certainly cause enough irritation of the mucous membranes to cause the discharge. Poor Snake! Fingers crossed, you have solved the problem!

  18. Agam Braateezkaa says:

    u look tanned 😂

  19. Skeleton_Spooky says:

    love the new setup!!!

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  21. TatsThighsAndPrettyEyes says:

    I would make sure it's not pneumonia or hasn't turned into pneumonia
    .

  22. Blake Soller says:

    I had a bearded dragon with similar repository issues, we just couldn't figure out wat was causing it after 3 differant meds. It turned out to be cancer after a blood test. Moral to my story if you respiratory infection is not getting better, get a blood test

  23. Mike Krohn says:

    Well, RI is either bacterial, fungal, or viral, it MUST be cultured to determine the proper anti biotic to target the specific strain. If you just throw random anti biotics, you’re only going to weaken and damage the immune system, which is already compromised due to the infection, home remedies are more likely to kill your animal, just cuz it’s worked once, for you, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea, or something that should be recommended

  24. Kristine Um says:

    Maybe you can use a diffuser haha and remove the “welcome to the vlog” lol hahaha

  25. TKAT's Corner says:

    Id definatly say it was the cat pee. High ammonia levels come from cat pee and can cause respitory issues due to this. I know bc i lived in a house that was not clean at all and had 5cats and the 2 litter boxes was changed once a week…………. it smelt horrible and i ended up with bronchitis..got meds got better and then it came back again…i moved out into my own appartment and it went away.
    So i believe your theory is right. Ask a reptile vet about it.

  26. keelan James says:

    U said respitory its respi ra tory

  27. Alisa Whorton says:

    So my snake doesnt show a whole lotta signs but his nose whistles sometimes and he'll take big breaths and then force em out. Anybody know whats happening with him? I live in Washington so humidity isnt the best but i keep up on spraying the cage

  28. naturecole200 0 says:

    I don't like the way that cat clock is looking at me

  29. BCUSA65 says:

    30 gallon

  30. phawcksee99 says:

    I can see the cat urine being the cause. Lately my Torbie has taken to a spot on my bedroom floor to pee. Between the Cat urine and Nature's Miracle I think I might being getting a respiratory infection too.

  31. Kirstin says:

    I inherited a ball python… It's tank is too small but I got it proper substrate, hiding places and clutter and a good heater for it along with thermometers and hygrometer. A lot of this is thanks to you and your channel. You taught me how to make my snake happier. Thank you!!!

  32. Chaboii Leopold says:

    To be honest, the cat pee theory doesn't really line up with the idea that they're good owners. If you have cats, you know what their pee smells like. You know what it smells like when pee is where pee doesn't belong. So this points to their cat not being litter trained (because when cats pee on everything then everything smells like pee and you couldn't tell) as well as the possibility that they didn't wash/replace/even check on the snake's bedding nearly often enough. There are some bad signs here, imo

  33. bored goat says:

    when you said cat piss, I was so lost at first. 🐈🐈

  34. kiefer bathe says:

    You should get a portrait of sunny and put it on the wall

  35. Katie Kane says:

    We just moved into a new house also. Our Ball, Sulley now has a safe window close by to get a better view of the world. He's definatly the easiest pet to move, cats & dogs a bigger challenge! Peaches is a pretty thing! Appreciate the DIY idea, I've been treated for years for a resistant pseudamonas sinus infection, including 12 weeks of IV antibiotics, which were really rough. I've handled my infection with sinus rinse twice a day & I'm hoping an improvement in OUR home conditions will help too. We rented a home for 5 years with a roof leak & mold issues, only one NOT bothered by it was Sulley. Onward & upward for both (all) of us!

  36. Patshhi4 says:

    I was wondering if the snake could have allergy problems, though it sounds like you figured out what was wrong. I know some male cat pee is horrendous!

  37. churblieballoon says:

    Cats are so fuckin sneaky. I feel so bad for those owners cause like thats a really crazy thing to have happen.

  38. Julia Ferguson says:

    Snake- "BREATHING"
    Also snake- I'm a noddle squeaky toy now.
    "makes kazoo noises"

  39. meglr says:

    *welcome to the vlog*

  40. Evajji says:

    My bp had a dry RI (with humidity @ 59%) and he was wheeZING, squeaking, and the bottom of his throat would inflate like a balloon and he’d look like a frog snake. I went to my vet, the only good exotic one around me. Nothing. I’ve talked to breeders and experts. And then my good snake friend was like. “Pedialyte” so I have him that. And then asked him to stop wheeZING and a day later he was fine.

  41. Artemio Barajas says:

    You shouldn't have to eat as infrequently as your snakes.

  42. Anna Barger Niemz says:

    I think it's because a lot of vets don't know that much about reptiles, and mostly focus on mammals. So if you are looking for a vet for your reptile buddy it's important to clarify that they also/ or just specialize with exotic animals. I found a really good vet that works with exotic animals (I've brought my leopard gecko, guinea pig, and parakeet to him before) and he said that normal vets will still try to treat exotic animals improvise and not turn the owner away, because they get money. It's the sad truth with some vets but it happens.

  43. Mandrake Fernflower says:

    Meme boi gets his snek to vape vaporub

  44. Rebecca Brackpool says:

    So you treated the clincal signs and not the actual ri. Well done. Cat pee may have started but i dont doubt that the anti biotics from the vets did treat the ri as their supposed to and then placed back into his dirty enclosure. This video is dangerous and any RI shoudl ALWAYS go to the vets.

  45. hitxshii says:

    disgusting bastion main >:0

  46. Blue Sheep says:

    It could be virus

  47. Rhiea! says:

    NERF BASTION!

  48. Daniel Swensen says:

    that cat that pee in that snek tank should be spray with a hose or a shower head and unable to escape.

  49. Jennifer Floyd says:

    The symptoms Peach was experiencing do sound like those of ammonia inhalation. Also, Vicks used to make a liquid form of their product that was meant to be added to vaporizers to do the treatment you were doing.

  50. Hannah Breecher says:

    IS THAT A BASTION LEGO?!!?

  51. cherryriot says:

    the vapo rub cured it…. looks like my mom was right all along

  52. Hilly says:

    are you ever going to get a collard lizard there like bearded dragons but better

  53. Cheechy Kaname says:

    Please keep the Totoro plush

  54. kay weaver says:

    You probably won't read this but I come from vet med (not a vet, just a tech/vet assist) but cat urine could definitely cause URIs! Cats get URIs all the time when their litter boxes aren't cleaned out frequently. Humans can get URIs from the same thing. Good eye! Amazing theory, I'd take it. 🙂

  55. Shaddiewolf says:

    Things that need to go on your shelf:
    A nice plant (A snake plant maybe. Get it? Do you get the joke?)
    A turtle plushy
    Some pinned bugs in a shadow box
    A sweet ass articulated snake skeleton in a glass display!

  56. abyss610 says:

    the vicks humidifier i use to keep the humidity up in my Meruke's tank came with these Vicks packets that you place in the side compartment so it's blown out in the vapor. something like that might work a bit better for future pets with RIs. i just plugged some 1" tubing into the humidifier to direct it into the tank. it's actually a drain line meant for a washing machine, bought it at Lowe's, has 2 rubber boots on the ends to hook it up.

  57. Alex Quinn says:

    How does a cat pee in your snakes enclosure without you noticing..? The heat must have made the whole area smell…

  58. Francisco Garcia90 says:

    Dude I've watched ball python breeding channels for a while now, and they help and all but never once have I seen a fancy ball python breeder drop knowledge like this. Thanks man, never had RI in my ball pythons but its danm good to have this knowledge. Thank you

  59. Georgina taylor says:

    So curious….since it was potentially cat pee (we hope) will he be returned to the original owners? Surely they would love to have him back and be super greatful that you helped fix him as well as make the space for another sick animal

  60. Lizard Wizard says:

    what video editor do you use?

  61. Gavin Farrar says:

    I love the new setup, and I am thinking of getting a ball python so these r really helpful could you plz do more videos about the ball python

  62. Geri Nuckolls says:

    What a cute snake

  63. Micky Deery says:

    bit echoy, not too bad though

  64. alex says:

    I’ve heard of using Vaporub for mild URIs, but I was afraid to actually try it out of fear that it wasn’t safe. Glad to know that it actually works.

  65. Skitzobits says:

    Cat urine in enclosed areas, especially if it is being warmed (was it on the hot or the cold side?) can cause ammonia burns to the mucus membranes of the eyes, the inside of the nose and mouth and… yes… the lungs!! So I bet that is exactly what was causing it.

  66. shysailors says:

    would this method work on bearded dragons?? Would be super helpful to know!! the vicks rub in the containers ??

  67. Teddy Gray says:

    Repticarpet is god awful because it holds on to bacteria like crazy and doesn't absorb liquids, the liquid just sinks under it. What sound like what happened is the snake would use the bathroom, all the liquid from the urine and poo would sink under the repticarpet, the owners would pick up the turd and not actually clean the tank, leaving the liquid and bacteria behind.

  68. Ace Lightning says:

    Animals can have allergies – perhaps your snake is allergic to cat pee (or allergic to cats, period). I'm surprised that the menthol/eucalyptus fumes of VapoRub aren't harmful to snakes, but I'm glad it helped him.

  69. Julie W says:

    How could these people not know that their cat peed in the snake enclosure?!! Cat pee is really toxic (I love cats, don't get me wrong). Poor snake.

  70. unmeinohi says:

    You should test for nidovirus. Persistent RI that doesn't respond to antibiotics or responds and relapses is hallmark for infection by nido.

  71. Kannibal Cookie says:

    Cactus for the shelf

  72. Dani Smith says:

    The high ammonia of cat pee (especially built up) can make anyone sick. An example of owners who really did care, but one small thing was overlooked. Ive seen this thing with various animals (ie. In an aquarium, fish kept dieing.. turns out the keepers werr using the yellow/green sponge to clean tank). Glad you were able to help him and glad there are owners willing to spend money on vet bills for herps.

    Tl;dr Simple issues can cause big issues without realizing. Careful who you criticize.

  73. king kuro says:

    I think you are probably right about the cat urine. I remember reading that people who hoard cats often have respiratory issues because of the ammonia in the air.

  74. Illyanna Turtle says:

    my snake will sometimes make noises that… don't sound like snake noises. i'm not so sure how to describe it, but every once in a while ill hear some weird noises coming from his tank. Is this normal??

    edit: he's a ball python

  75. Blue Loon says:

    Vicks?! LOL. Your black side came out on this one! This is actually kinda brilliant, but I am predicting some nasty backlash from the youtube 'experts'

  76. Nythero Lynx says:

    fill the shelves with grafted cactuses

  77. Haleigh Bonk says:

    Ok but how disgusting is it that none of them noticed the smell of cat piss, and apparently never took out that repti carpet to wash it?? I used carpet in my toads tank for a week before switching to bioactive and I threw it away right after. They get so disgusting unless you’re cleaning it almost daily, especially in humid environments.

  78. inue windwalker says:

    My dog used to live for eating clothes and I had to pull the remnants out her butt… Eventually she stopped in her own but I put bitter cherry spray on everything

  79. Jack Mitchell says:

    Get a Vick’s vaporiser there very good at making your house smell like vics I got it for me to help me breath but I guess it’ll help your reptiles to

  80. Lady Skeptic says:

    I don't even own a snake (but looking for a breeder that has some hog nose babies available) but I love your channel. Your quirkiness & awkwardness is absolutely adorable & I love it.

  81. Emma Cook says:

    I’m pretty sure that my ball python has an RI and I’m going to try this stuff

  82. Jill Kealling says:

    If you have an illness (or care for some that does) that requires a nebulizer, you can do the DIY treatment more easily. Just put them in a tub, add sterile water or saline to your nebulizer, put the nebulizer in so the vaper is going into the tub with the snake, and wait.

  83. Rebecca Lloyd says:

    Cat pee makes me wheeze too. Poor snek.

  84. Chloe McMichael says:

    I would definitely have to say that theory is probably correct. I have definitely heard of animals developing respiratory infections from extensive exposure to cat urine.

  85. Average Joe Gaming Show says:

    Cat urine contains toxoplasma gondii which can cause swelling of the lymph nodes – which, in turn, could lead to respiratory problems.

    I think you might be onto something.

  86. Chrisafisn says:

    I don’t know if it’s me or the new location or if you may be sick or getting sick, but now I can hear you take a sharp inhale through your nose after you finish with every sentence.
    You ok, Alex? Am I ok? Anyone else notice this? Was it always there?

  87. the artwoolf says:

    Cats also carry lots more bactrias and stuff so you should check for worms

  88. Vipere says:

    Sorry but why were they not cleaning under the reptile carpet?

  89. Mr.ZeForume says:

    Possible hole in his lung, or trachea. That kazoo, whistle is a forced exhale creating a whistle. It could also be an allergic reaction to something in his tank, or in the air. The build up could get better over time. Just a personal opinion. I really like the cat urine theory though. That seems really really clever, so credit to you sir.

  90. Rango the beardie says:

    Hello this was a great video, guess what, I just got a bearded dragon!

  91. Yaya's Playhouse says:

    I love how young you where when you got into this hobby and that you have advanced so much at a young man. Keep up the good work!!!

  92. MissyCruelWolf Art says:

    I’m going to be completely honest. His little kazoo breaths sound adorable. I’m glad that he’s better, though!

  93. Ashley Reed says:

    Two things…#1 That wheeze from Peach was adorable. #2 Spanish/ Carribean moms rejoice!!! Because my mom used to vapor rub me FOR EVERYTHING.

  94. neilclarkwork says:

    My ball python went off feeding for 3 months. The last meal she ate was a large rat. It was her first large size rat. After much trial and error and observation I’ve come to the conclusion that she was traumatized by the size of that meal and from that point, actually had a fear of rats. This may sound stupid but I’ve seen her run away and hide when presented with a medium rat. After this observation I offered her a large mouse and she took that right away just this week. Anyway, it was your video series on sonny that allowed me to not worry about it so much and just take the time to observe and overcome her fasting. So thank you for that.

  95. laura g3 says:

    That avo painting is 🤮🤚🏼🤢

  96. Laura Sanford says:

    Alternate title: Hotboxing Your Herp (for fun & profit)

    it might also have been a virus

  97. Colleen Catlady Hardesty says:

    Have you ever thought of becoming a vet tech?

  98. Tobi Kms says:

    I just got the notification?

  99. SkyStone says:

    I've actually done that Vaporub thing myself when I had some really bad chest congestion. It's really interesting that it works with snakes, I never would have thought you could do that.

  100. Esther1897 says:

    Sounded like you were in need of some vaporub as well 😝

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